31. A Fasting Person’s Use of Tooth Brush

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1ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ أَبِي الْعَلاءِ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) عَنِ السِّوَاكِ لِلصَّائِمِ فَقَالَ نَعَمْ يَسْتَاكُ أَيَّ النَّهَارِ شَاءَ.


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from al-Husayn ibn abu al-‘Ala’ who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a man who brushes his teeth when fasting. He (the Imam) said, ‘Yes, he can brush his teeth any time during the day.’”


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2ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ حَمَّادٍ عَنِ الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الصَّائِمِ يَسْتَاكُ بِالْمَاءِ قَالَ لا بَأْسَ بِهِ وَقَالَ لا يَسْتَاكُ بِسِوَاكٍ رَطْبٍ.


2. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Um ay r from Hammad from al-Halabiy who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a man who brushes his teeth with water. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful but one must not brush with a fresh twig.’”


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3ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) أَنَّهُ كَرِهَ لِلصَّائِمِ أَنْ يَسْتَاكَ بِسِوَاكٍ رَطْبٍ وَقَالَ لا يَضُرُّ أَنْ يَبُلَّ سِوَاكَهُ بِالْمَاءِ ثُمَّ يَنْفُضَهُ حَتَّى لا يَبْقَى فِيهِ شَيْ‏ءٌ.


3. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ‘Abd Allah ibn al-Mughirah from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘It is undesirable for a fasting person to use a fresh twig as tooth brush; however, it is not harmful to make one’s brush wet with water, then discharge out of one’s mouth so that nothing is left.’”


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4ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنْ مُصَدِّقِ بْنِ صَدَقَةَ عَنْ عَمَّارِ بْنِ مُوسَى عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) فِي الصَّائِمِ يَنْزِعُ ضِرْسَهُ قَالَ لا وَلا يُدْمِي فَاهُ وَلا يَسْتَاكُ بِعُودٍ رَطْبٍ.


4. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ahmad ibn al-Hassan from ‘Amr ibn Sa‘id from Musaddiq ibn Sadaqah from ‘Ammar ibn Musa who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a man who extracts his tooth when fasting. He (the Imam) said, ‘No, and one must not make his teeth bleed or brush with a fresh twig.’”


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